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Hi-Res Streaming Service Qobuz coming to US Soon now in Beta

February 1st, 2019

Back in July, Qobuz hired three new music executives to help spearhead the U.S. launch. Dan Mackta, Ted Cohen, and David Soloman make up the core U.S. launch team.

Qobuz is expected to be available on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows when it debuts stateside.  The service was founded in Paris in 2007 as a streaming service.  Now, the higher-fidelity play is available in 11 European markets ... Read More.

Monitor Audio launches all-new Gold Series speakers

January 18th, 2019

Monitor Audio’s decades of experience in producing groundbreaking, class-leading loudspeakers has resulted in this, the latest Gold Series. Uncompromised in concept, construction and sound, the new Gold Series has been designed to deliver performance to savour for a lifetime.

Every element of the new Gold Series has been specified to produce a class-leading loudspeaker with unrivalled sound. E ... Read More.

Aurender Introduces A100 Streamer-DAC

January 4th, 2019

Music Player with high performance digital-to-analog converter. With 2TB of internal hard disk drive and one 120GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the A100 is the perfect solution for those replacing CD Players. All Aurender models include the dedicated Aurender Conductor App, hailed by reviewers worldwide for its performance and intuitive operation. iPad App was developed in house with managing large mu ... Read More.

Magico Announces M2 Loudspeaker

December 7th, 2018

The following is a press release issued by Magico.

HAYWARD, CA (USA) | December 7, 2018 – Magico, the Leader in High-Performance Loudspeaker Design and Manufacture, is pleased to announce the M2 which expands the M-Series product lineup and features many ground-breaking engineering designs distilled from the M6 and M3.

Our materials science research in the properties and app ... Read More.

Chord Introduces Ultima Pre-Amplifier for 30th Anniversary

November 9th, 2018

Designed to be entirely uncompromising, the ULTIMA preamp is a world-class amplifier with advanced proprietary Chord Electronics technology. A product of three decades of research, design and engineering here in the UK, it benefits from true dual-mono construction with separate ultra-high-frequency power supplies for each channel, giving the best possible separation. With the addition of valuable low-nois ... Read More.

Chord Introduces Ultima Amplifier for 30th Anniversary

November 9th, 2018

The ULTIMA mono power amplifiers have been conceived for the very finest high-end audio systems, those which by their very nature, tend to have the most demanding and most difficult-to-drive large loudspeakers. They deliver unsurpassed power delivery and are capable of effortlessly driving any speaker.

ULTIMA is the company’s most accomplished amplifier in its 30-year history and ... Read More.

KEF launches the LSX Wireless Music System for hi-res stereo sound

November 2nd, 2018

From KEF:

KEF is proud to announce LSX, a compact two-speaker wireless music system with all the convenience and connectivity of the connected world, but with the emotion and detail of true high-resolution stereo. LSX is fully wireless both from source and between the speakers and will feature AirPlay 2 for multi-room streaming from Apple devices in January 2019.

LSX follows the award-wi ... Read More.

Wilson Audio Sasha DAW Preview

October 26th, 2018

From Wilson Audio

“Since I designed the WATT for my own use and for my own quite specialized purposes, I was completely surprised at people’s excitement surrounding the WATT, and was simply astonished when they wanted to buy it. This was the first time I truly understood the concept of Authentic Excellence. I designed the loudspeaker I wanted to own, and was delighted when others wan ... Read More.

Grado Introduces Their First Wireless Headphones

October 12th, 2018

From Grado Blog

Since 1953 Grado Labs has adapted at our own pace, and the first wireless Grado headphone is only the first step in what’s to come. We took our time to get the sound just right and made no compromises in the GW100. Nothing is lost except the wires.

Inside the GW100 are none other than our signature Grado drivers. These speakers are the same ones we build for our wir ... Read More.

Bel Canto Announces eOne STREAM

September 28th, 2018

The e.One Stream provides access to thousands of albums by connecting your preamplifier or DAC to your home network, Tidal, Qobuz, Vtuner, or your personal NAS library. The Bel Canto SEEK Controller is a UPnP/DLNA iOS app that organizes playlists, favorite tracks, or stations from around the world, making them readily accessible. With the e.One Stream you can see source, sample rate, an ... Read More.